electronpusher wrote:So with these non OEM fuses, does anyone think it would be doable to convert the fuses without screw terminals into fuses with screw terminals by soldering the fuse to some copper fashioned into screw terminals and soldering the fuse to the copper?
I doubt it. Fuses are inherently thermal in nature; soldering those big end caps requires a lot of heat. I think you'd destroy the fuse; I've destroyed several trying to do just that. But they were 3AB (same size as 3AG but ceramic). Those fuses all ended up high resistance or open circuit. A 10x38 mm fuse is a bit bigger, so it might work, but it's a big gamble. They're expensive enough (to me) that you likely wouldn't want to buy a few spares and experiment.
Hacking the Mouser fuse, which already has bolt-on connections, is a different matter. You can reshape the tags without heating up the fuse proper to any great degree.
If you're set on using the 10x38 mm fuse without the bolt-on tags, you might be able to find smaller, cheaper, non-DIN rail mount fuse holders that should be easier to find space for. Edit: such as this one
Or you could solder or screw to these sorts of clips
, but it would be awkward making it safe and reasonably vibration-proof.